Check Out The Best Orange County Things To Do In April

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From baseball games, car and yacht races, to film fests, concerts, theater and more; find the best Orange County things to do in April 2015 in our events roundup.

Maroon 5
Apr. 6. Spend the night with sexy front man Adam Levine as Maroon 5 returns to Honda Center for their “The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015” in support of their fifth studio album, V. Hear all the hits from “Maps,“ Animals” and “Sugar” to “Payphone” and “Makes Me Wonder.” Rozzi Crane opens. 7:30 p.m. $32-$127.50. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, 714.940.2900.

Angels Opening Day
Apr. 10. For the team’s first home stand, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim go up against the Kansas City Royals through April 12. Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000.

Ariana Grande
Apr. 10. See the singer, who may be known as the only woman other than Adele to simultaneously have three hits on the top 10– “Problem,” “Break Free” and “Bang Bang.” Once best known as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon television’s Victorious and Sam & Cat series, the pop stars first album, Yours Truly debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200; her latest album My Everything also topped the chart. Rixton and Cashmere Cat open. 7:30 p.m. $29-$69. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.

Jazz Brunch at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Apr. 12, 19, 26. Join KJAZZ’s Bubba Jackson and Scott’s GM Robert Redaelii for a special live entertainment series combining amazing cuisine with astonishing talent. Spend the perfect Sunday afternoon with hour-long musical sets featuring jazz musicians such as bassist Luther Hughes, saxophonist Dan St. Marseille, guitarist Doug MacDonald and bassist Jennifer Leitham alongside brunch favorites like brioche French toast; skillet baked sticky bun, braised beef short ribs and sausage hash. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.979.2400.

Guys and Dolls
Apr. 14-19. Celebrate Broadway’s golden era with Frank Loesser’s toe-tapping score including fan favorites such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before”  complementing the comic book world of 1940s Times Square in New York City. $29-$90. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

SOCO Uncorked 2015
Apr. 16. Experience a delectable food and wine pairing set in the open air courtyard. Indulge in small bites from award-winning SOCO restaurants, handcrafted wine from more than 30 different producers and live music. 6-8 p.m. $80-$120. SOCO Collection, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa,

Romeo Juliet
Apr. 16-19. Relive the timeless tale of star-crossed lovers through Prokofiev’s masterful music as the principal violinists of Pacific Symphony ignite Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins with Principal Cellist Timothy Landauer breathing passion into Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. 8 p.m. $25-$99. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799.

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Apr. 17-19. Watch a seven-rave lineup headlined by the IndyCar Series, with stars like Scott Dixon, Will Power, Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya behind the wheel. Packed with activities, families will enjoy a family fun zone with rock climbing walls, games, racing simulators and more while concert goers will love rocking out with Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe on Sat. night at the Rock-N-Roar concert. See website for schedule of events. $30-$135. 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 562.981.2600.

Balboa Village Fest
Apr. 19. Experience The Taste of Balboa at Balboa Fun Zone with local restaurants and enjoy the Strada Dell’Arte chalk artists, shopping, U2 cover band, kids activities, race boats and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach, 949.644.1023.

Newport Beach Film Festival
Apr. 23-30. Movie buffs have the opportunity to watch some 350 feature films, shorts, documentaries and animation plus sessions with directors and screenwriters. Attend the Opening Night Gala with a live performance and a taste of Newport Beach with light bites from some the area’s top restaurants. See website for schedule. 949.253.2880.

Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
Apr. 24-26. Watch the exciting start of boats from around the world set sail from the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach to Ensenada, Mexico on Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m. with the last boat passing by at approximately 1:30 p.m. at this world-famous 125-mile overnight race. Trophy presentation on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. 1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, 949.644.1023.

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